I bought a 2009 Honda Accord EXL in Nov. 2009.
When my friend who also drives an accord was checking my car, he was surprised that the date of manufacture was 09/08. This means the Car was with the dealer for 14 months.The mileage at the time of delivery was 21 Km. Is this normal??, should it be a concern?? Should I take up this issue with the dealership/Honda?
The worst thing usually about a car that hangs around a dealer lot for so long it is started and stopped so often without ever being driven. Moisture collects in the exhaust which can lead to an early demise as well as brakes tending to rust up over a period of time and the paint being exposed to the elements with no wax applied...or...was it a port or in transit damaged car which sat in a body shop forever on a low priority list. Other than that let's see........
Always try to buy fresh production cars IMHO. A good lesson your friend pointed out.